This encyclopedia offers the most comprehensive presentation available on the diversity and richness of religious practices among African Americans, from traditions predating the era of the transatlantic slave trade to contemporary religious movements.
* Over 80 alphabetically organized entries on religious traditions embraced by African Americans, covering their historical development, doctrines, rituals, and key figures
* Over 50 contributors, each a distinguished scholar familiar with the richness of African American religious life
Anthony B. Pinn, PhD, is the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, Houston, TX. His published works include Terror and Triumph: The Nature of Black Religion and African American Humanist Principles: Living and Thinking Like the Children of Nimrod.